Travel Review: Ayada in the Maldives

One of our clients recently went to stay at the beautiful Ayada in the Maldives with his family. Read his review below… 

“There are over 100 resort hotels in the Maldives… Is it possible to stand out from the crowd? Ayada does.”

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Ayada, Maldives, from above… what a view!

“And it does so not with grand over-the-top extravagances and massive ocean villas, but rather with a subtle touch of warm, friendly, and efficient service, extreme comfort, beautiful food, and an overall value-for-money offering that is as good as anything I’ve ever experienced.”

“It’s a remarkable property in every way.”

“We had high expectations – based on previous guest reviews, photographs, and the general setting of Maldives – but all perceptions were surpassed.  The accommodation was fabulous – comfortable beds, luxurious linen with a personalised selection of pillows, spacious and trendy bathrooms, substantial and functional deck, rim flow pool, and incredible views.”

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Bedrooms at Ayada have a window in the floor where you can see the water below

“I’m pretty certain that the Watersports Activity Centre provided a wide array of exciting activities, but we found it impossible to give up time from our incredible snorkelling experiences enjoyed right from the deck of our Ocean Villa.”

“Snorkelling is world class with phenomenally diverse ocean life and daily encounters with blacktip reef sharks, eagle rays, and incredibly personal experiences with sea turtles.”

“The food was phenomenal: from Magu’s sumptuous buffet with continually changing themes – remarkable variation in styles, cultures, and preparation; to an over-water cape-cod style offering at Ocean Breeze with bright and spacious décor, extensive wine selection, and the freshest of fish; or an extensive lighter meal selection at the poolside restaurant Club Zero.”

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Guests can enjoy personal dinners on the beach

“With a feast of different chefs preparing such incredible food, it was amazing how interactive and willing they were to spend time with guests and prepare additional customised food for our youngest child.  But this seems to be the over-riding theme at Ayada – superior personalised service.”

“Across the board, from the landscaping team to top management, every member of staff made you feel so welcome, always greeting us with welcome smiles and friendly engagement.  It’s clear that the owner and management are very hands-on, focusing intently on staff training and selection.  It really is something that separates Ayada from one of the large chain hotels.”

“Every staff member we had the pleasure of interacting with was fantastic, friendly, efficient, well mannered, and engaging and went out of their way to ensure our holiday was above expectation.”

“Despite the amazing setting, wonderful accommodation, and superb food, it was the staff that really made our holiday. A true testament to a very well run, owner-managed hotel.”

“This was a remarkable holiday and I cannot recommend Ayada highly enough. The Maldives has a massive selection of branded chain hotels and is an extremely pricey destination, but Ayada delivers a top-of-the-charts five-star value-for-money experience.”

Contact us should you like to enquire about at Ayada or at other family-friendly options in the Maldives.